Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy Cases – Part IV**

By Paul W. Bonapfel, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of Georgia*

Part IV

THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE IN BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION

The intervention of bankruptcy of the client has significant impact on the attorney-client privilege.

1.  Claim of Federal or State Law to Govern Privilege Issues.

An initial question is whether state or federal law relating to the privilege applies.  Rule 501 of the Federal . . .

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